About Us

The event also features family-friendly entertainment, an exhibit of children's artwork, Chinese Auction, and provides the opportunity to connect with work being done to combat hunger in Lawrence County.

Tickets are $10 and can be purchased at the door. Take out is available. The funds support the Summer Food Service Program.

Our volunteer planning committee is made up of community members and representatives from local organizations.


Anna Craig, Croton United Methodist Church
Dick Craig, Croton United Methodist Church

Wendy Norman, Lawrence County Community Action Partnership

Jennifer Dayton, Girl Scouts

Christopher Williams, Salvation Army

Russell Wardman, First Assembly of God
Harold Walters, Church of Genesis
Vicki Luchkiw, First Baptist Church

Beth Devivo, New Castle YMCA
Mona Moufid, Mona's Chocolates & Sodexo
David Purdy, First Presbyterian Church
Anne Cochran, First Presbyterian Church
Randy Scilla
Peggy Foster, First Assembly of God
Jenny Bolinger, First Baptist Church
Christina Winniewicz & Kyrie Hartzell, Greater Pittsburgh Community Food Bank
Darlene Unrue, United Way of Lawrence County
Gayle Young, United Way of Lawrence County
Steve Craig, Lawrence County Commissioner
Linda Bauman
Melissa Maiella, Arts & Education at the Hoyt
Michelle Scott, Lawrence County Community Action Partnership
Cindy Morabito, Senator Elder Vogel Jr.

Questions? Contact us at info@LCEmptyBowls.com or contact Anna Craig directly at anna.craig53@gmail.com or by calling 724-971-1777

Initiated by an art teacher wishing to engage students, Empty Bowls is now a grassroots event fighting hunger around the world. The basic premise is simple. Potters work with the community to create handcrafted bowls. Guests are invited to a simple meal of soup and bread. Guests keep the bowl as a reminder of all the empty bowls in the world. The money raised is donated to an organization working to end hunger and food insecurity.

The 2017 event will be held on Saturday, April 22 at First Assembly of God Church. Guests are served a simple, delicious meal of soup, bread and dessert donated by local restaurants. Attendees will take home a handmade bowl, many made be children in our community, as a reminder of all the empty bowls in Lawrence County.